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Joel Lexchin

Joel Lexchin

Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Management, York University, Emergency Physician at University Health Network, Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Lexchin has been writing and publishing about pharmaceutical policy issues for the past 30 years. He is the author or co-author of over 140 peer-reviewed papers on a wide range of topics in this area, including: drug regulation, pharmacosurveillance, drug promotion, research and development, access to medications in developing countries and physician prescribing behaviour. He has been a consultant on these and other issues to the Ontario provincial government, various parts of the Canadian federal government, the government of New Zealand, the Australian National Prescribing Service and the World Health Organization.

We need answers to the thalidomide tragedy – to ensure drug safety today

Oct 28, 2018 13:25 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

In 2015, after decades of fruitless lobbying, Canadian survivors of thalidomide finally received compensation from the federal government. The drug was a supposedly mild sleeping pill, a wonder drug that helped pregnant...

NAFTA negotiations may threaten pharmacare

Sep 10, 2018 13:50 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Around 91 per cent of Canadians want a national pharmacare plan, according to a recent national poll, so they dont have to choose between buying groceries or paying for drugs to keep them healthy. The same public...

What Big Pharma pays your doctor

Jul 05, 2018 13:40 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Members of Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC), the lobby group for the large pharmaceutical companies, recently released their voluntary reports of payments to health-care professionals and health-care...

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Economy

Cryptocurrency Brief: Bitcoin tumbles to lowest in one year, altcoins follow suit, BCH/USD hit by hard fork

BTC/USD: Bitcoin prices tumbled to a one-year low during late European session Thursday, after the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its annual enforcement report, pinning down several...

U.S. Treasuries gain ahead of October retail sales data, FOMC members’ speeches

The U.S. Treasuries gained during late afternoon session Thursday ahead of the countrys core retail sales for the month of October, scheduled to be released today by 13:30GMT. Also, the Philly Fed manufacturing index...

German bunds jump after UK Brexit Minister Raab resigns; eyes on ECB President Draghi’s speech, Eurozone October CPI

The German bunds jumped during European session Thursday after the United Kingdoms Brexit Minister Dominic Raab resigned, after disagreement with Prime Minister Theresa May over the set of Brexit negotiations. Investors...

Australia’s unemployment rate holds steady at six-year low of 5 pct, reinforces RBA’s bullish outlook

Australias unemployment rate held at a six-year low of 5 percent during the month of October, with no implications for the RBA, other than reinforcing the Banks bullish outlook, according to the latest report from ANZ...

Long-term JGBs flat in muted session tracking U.S. Treasuries; Fed Chair Powell remains optimistic over economic growth

The Japanese government bonds traded flat Thursday amid a muted trading session that witnessed data of little economic significance. This is however, in line with the movement in U.S. Treasuries after the Federal Reserves...

Politics

Threats remain to US voting system – and voters' perceptions of reality

As the 2018 midterms proceed, there are still significant risks to the integrity of the voting system and information warfare continues to try to influence the American publics choices when they cast their ballots. On...

Let's not focus on graduate incomes when assessing the worth of education

The link between educational attainment and income has long been known. Now Australians have more information about what graduates earn from different universities and courses. A recent report shows graduates from NSW...

What image will define the 2018 election?

Every election has its iconic images. Or does it? There are standout images from previous campaigns. Barack Obamas Hope poster, with all its homages and parodies, is a classic example. George W. Bushs Mission...

US mid-term results: seven key issues and what they mean for the country's uncertain future

America has voted, the results are in, but the countrys future remains uncertain for now. Tuesdays Congressional mid-term elections were billed rightly as among the most important in US history. Decades of widening...

Democrats take House at US midterm elections, but Republicans keep Senate; Labor well ahead in Victoria

US midterm elections were held today. All 435 House seats and 35 of the 100 Senators were up for election. Democrats were defending 26 Senators, including some states that Trump won by big margins in 2016, and Republicans...

Science

Novel approach brings African scientists closer to a malaria vaccine

Malaria is still a major problem in Africa. There are over 200 million clinical cases each year and approximately half a million deaths. There are different ways in which malaria can be controlled. Preventive measures...

Dramatic galaxy collision filled the Milky Way with stars, astronomers discover

Imagine trying to map out your home town using only information you could gather from your window. Even with a pair of binoculars youd find it a difficult task. Mapping out our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is a similarly...

How thoughtful, content-rich tutorials can help science students learn

Learning is not a spectator sport. Students need to make what they learn a part of their everyday lives. Tutorials are an excellent way to achieve this at university level. When theyre properly designed, tutorials can be...

Curious Kids: If a star explodes, will it destroy Earth?

This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions theyd like an expert to answer. All questions are welcome: find out how to enter at the bottom. You might...

Explainer: what any country can and can't do in Antarctica, in the name of science

Antarctica is owned by no one, but there are plenty of countries interested in this frozen island continent at the bottom of the Earth. While there are some regulations on who can do what there, scientific research has...

Technology

'Fallout 76' Latest News & Update: Titanic Failure as Expected, Burning Reviews Paint Apocalyptic Reception

Fallout 76 was doomed from the start and it would seem that everyone could see this except for Bethesda. The game was as confusing to itself as it was to fans and this was the least of its problems. The result is the...

AMD Latest News & Update: To Demolish Intel with New EPYC 7371 Processor? Targets Data Centers

AMD has been on a roll recently and the announcement for its new EPYC 7371 Threadripper processor threatens to absolutely bury whatever Intel has to offer. This new monster of a chip comes with 64 cores from the Zen 2 line...

Jailbreak for iOS 12.1 Latest News & Update: Downgrade Advised, Apple Plays Cat & Mouse with Hackers

Jailbreak for iOS 12.1 is proving to be challenging and Apple is simply not letting up. There are those within the mobile software community who are working hard to create a jailbreak kit for the latest iOS version....

‘GTA 6’ Release Date, News & Update: Should Upcoming Game Receive a New Map?

GTA 6 is making a lot of noise on the web again as its predecessor recently accomplished another milestone for the gaming studio. GTA 5 has now reportedly shipped over 100 million copies worldwide, increasing the...

‘Darksiders 3’ Release Date, News & Update: Is the New DLC Coming Out in 2018?

Darksiders 3 is one of the most awaited titles coming out this year and the long wait is finally coming to an end. Gunfire Games announced that theyre going to be releasing the third part of the title on Nov. 27 and has...
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